River Runs are one-day instructional kayaking or canoeing trips on the Deerfield and Millers Rivers in MA and the West River in southern VT. These kayaking and canoeing trips give paddlers a chance to gain experience under the guidance of an instructor. The goal of these clinics is for students to practice and receive feedback for improving the skills they have already learned and not be overwhelmed with new skills. They are a wonderful way to practice your kayaking and canoeing techniques under the leadership of qualified instructors. If you haven’t been on one of these sections a river run is also the perfect way to have confidence seeing a new section of whitewater.
Our advanced river running clinics are more instructional as well with a focus on the kayaking techniques that help you develop the skills and confidence to handle more difficult water. Folks interested in the upper West, lower Millers or Dryway river runs should have confident rolls and comfort in at least class three whitewater. Click on each for more information about these great New England gems!
We spend the day rolling in flat water and then in current while also enjoying the river, gaining experience kayaking on New England’s best class II summer whitewater run.
This continuous run is a great place for strong advanced beginner and intermediate kayakers and canoeists to gain experience with bigger, more pushy & continuous rapids.
The outfitters shop biggest event of the summer! Zoar Outdoor’s DemoFest is the place to be this June! Sign up for clinics and/or demo a boat on the Deerfield River. Stop by The Outfitters Shop to save on the gear!
The Kickoff Event of the Summer! Charlemont is the heart of New England Outdoor Adventure! Zoar Outdoor & Thunder Mountain Bike Park’s Flow Fest is the place to be this May! Sign up for shuttles and on water activity challenges on the Deerfield River. Stop by The Outfitters Shop to save on the gear at the Used Gear Swap & New Gear Sale! Join us after the river for tons of music, food, & fun at Berkshire East for the after party event!